2014 South Dakota Nurses Association Annual Convention Yearbook

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You are Not Alone!

“Close Encounters of the Nursing Kind”

2014 SDNA Annual Convention

October 5-6, 2014

Ramkota Convention Center

Rapid City, SD

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Table of Contents

CULTURAL COVENANT ................................................................ 5

CONVENTION AGENDA ................................................................ 7

ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA ........................................................... 10

STANDING RULES .................................................................. 11

2013 ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES ..................................................... 12

2014 CANDIDATES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

EXECUTIVE REPORTS:

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE ............................................................... 23

TREASURER’S REPORT ................................................................ 24

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT ........................................................ 24

INCOME STATEMENT/EXPENSE STATEMENT ................................................ 27

DISTRICT NEWS ................................................................... 31

SDNA COMMITTEE REPORTS

AWARDS COMMITTEE ................................................................ 36

EDUCATION COMMITTEE .............................................................. 36

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE ............................................................. 36

N-STAT LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE ....................................................... 37

MEMBERSHIP ASSEMBLY DELEGATES REPORT ................................................ 38

COALITIONS AND LIAISONS

SDNF ANNUAL REPORT .............................................................. 41

BOARD OF NURSING REPORT ......................................................... 42

CENTER FOR NURSING WORKFORCE REPORT .............................................. 44

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION ........................................................... 47

NOTE PAGES ..................................................................... 49

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Board of Directors

President

Margie Washnok, District 4

Home: 725.5354 * Office: 229.8478

drmargie.washnok@presentation.edu

Vice President

Margie Washnok, District 4

Home: 725.5354 * Office: 229.8478

drmargie.washnok@presentation.edu

Secretary

Kay Foland, District 2

Home: 341.3876 * Office: 394.6195

Kay.Foland@sdstate.edu

Treasurer

Deb Fischer-Clemens, District 10

Home: 770.9265 * Office: 322.4668

deb.fischerclemens@avera.org

Government Relations Committee

(GRC) Chair

Carrie Clausen-Hansen, District 4

Home: 229.8476

carrie.clausenhansen@yahoo.com

Core Issues Task Force Chair

Darcy Sherman Justice, District 10

Home: 322-7833

darcy.shermanjustice@avera.org

NPASD Rep

Lori Wegehaupt, District 10

Home: 357-9839

thornton@sio.midco.net

President, District 1-3

Pat Shaver

Home: 347-7681

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President, District 4

Janice Noonan

Home: 582.6209

janice.noonan@presentation.edu

President, District 5 - 7

Pat Sudbeck

Home: 928.3202

Patricia.Sudbeck@avera.org

President, District 8 & 9

Eileen Brunner

Home: 256-2338

eileen.brunner@sdstate.edu

President, District 10

Marian Eberhard

Home: 261.8909

me9233@sio.midco.net

President, District 11

Rebecca Glidden

Home: 670.1068

rebeccaglidden@gmail.com

COMMITTEE CHAIR

Awards Chair

Joanne Tieman, District 11

Cell: 670.0080

jrtieman@gmail.com

Findings Chair

Tom Stenvig, District 9

Home: 586-4159

Thomas.Stenvig@sdstate.edu

SDNA PAC Chair

Julie Dangel, District 10

Home: 321-9497

julia.dangel@sdstate.edu

N-STAT Coordinator

Deb Fischer-Clemens, District 10

Home: 770.9265 * Office: 322.4668

deb.fischerclemens@avera.org

C-Net Chair

Becky Nichols, District 10

Home: 376.3586 * Office: 759.6684

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Bylaws Chair

Charles Pugsley

Home: 431.5026

cxpugsley@gmail.com

Nominations Chair

Tom Stenvig, District 9

Home: 586-4159

Thomas.Stenvig@sdstate.edu

MEMBERSHIP ASSEMBLY

DELEGATES

Barb Goehring, District 4

Home: 226.1174

barbara.goehring@avera.org

Margie Washnok, District 4

Home: 725.5354 * Office: 229.8478

drmargie.washnok@presentation.edu

Kathi Piper, District 4

Home: 229-5892

klp@nvc.net

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I am a Nurse;

Together we are SDNA

Cultural Covenant

As nurses, SDNA members and elected/appointed officials, we need each other to create nursing’s future.

Our issues are big and require the best thinking of each and every one of us.

Therefore, we shall demonstrate through our behaviors and preparation our commitment to the spirit and purpose of SDNA.

We recognize that we are more alike than we are different, but we know that differences often lead up to better decisions.

We believe that passion is positive and confrontation is counterproductive.

We affirm the value of each person.

We shall create an atmosphere of acceptance, demonstrating care for each other, as we do our patients.

We shall listen to each other so each voice will feel heard.

We shall respect each other’s opinions.

We shall be positive and open to new possibilities.

We shall build on our past by focusing on our future.

Through consideration, collaboration, compromise and consensus we can achieve our common goals. i

If not us, who?

If not now, when?

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Authored by the Ohio Nurses Association, 2009

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Registration

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“Close Encounters of the Nursing Kind”

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Opening Ceremony

Presentation of Colors: American Legion Post 22 Honor Guard, Rapid City

Welcome: Mayor Sam Kooiker

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Keynote Address

Topic: “Leadership from the Inside Out”

Speaker: Elizabeth Scala MSN/MBA, RN

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Break

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Educational Breakout Sessions

A. Topic: “Collaboration in Critical Care for the 21st Century”

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3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Break

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM SDNA Convention Business Meeting

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Social

6:30 – 9:30 PM Banquet and Live Auction

Convention Agenda

Monday, October 6, 2014

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Keynote Address

Topic: South Dakota Action Coalition (SDAC)—A Driving Force for Implementation of the IOM

Future of Nursing Recommendations

Speakers: Darcy Sherman-Justice RN, MS, CNE, NE-BC and Linda Young RN, MSN, FRE, BC

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Exhibitor Break

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Educational Breakout Sessions

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Speaker: Elizabeth Scala MSN/MBA, RN

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2. Topic: South Dakota Action Coalition (SDAC)—Shaping the Future of Healthcare

through Nursing Group Discussion and Action Planning

Speakers: Darcy Sherman-Justice RN, MS, CNE, NE-BC and Linda Young RN, MSN, FRE, BC

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Exhibitor Break & Silent Auction Closing

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Award Luncheon

SDNA Presidential Address

2015 Convention Invitation – Sioux Falls

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Exhibitor Break

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Plenary Session

Topic: “Applications of the Nurse Within Model”

Speaker: Elizabeth Scala MSN/MBA, RN

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Closing Ceremony

Convention Agenda

3:30 PM Post-convention Board of Directors Meeting

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Convention Information

2014 SDNA Annual Meeting Agenda

Sunday, October 5 th 9:00 am– 12:00 pm

Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center – Rapid City, SD

I. Call to Order: Margie Washnok

II.

III.

IV.

Roll Call of Board of Directors: Kay Foland

Approval of the Agenda

Acceptance of Standing Rules

V. Acceptance of Cultural Covenants

VI.

VII.

VIII.

IX.

Approval of October 6 th , 2013 Annual Meeting Minutes

Treasurer’s Report: Deb Fischer Clemens

Executive Director Report: Eric Ollila

District Reports

a) Districts 1-3: Pat Shaver

b) District 4: Barb Goehring

c) District 5 - 7: Pat Sudbeck

d) District 8 and 9: Eileen Brunner

e) District 10: Marian Eberhard

f) District 11: Sister Kathy Burt

X. Committee Reports

a) Awards Committee: Joanne Tieman

b) Bylaws Committee: Charles Pugsley

c) Education Committee: Rebecca Nichols

d) Government Relations Committee: Carrie Clausen Hansen

e) Nominations Committee: Abby Bacon

f) N-STAT: Deb Fischer Clemens

g) Core Issues Task Force: Darcy Sherman Justice

XI.

XII.

Coalition and Liaison Reports

a) SDNA Political Action Committee: Julie Dangel

b) SD Nurses Foundation: Tom Stenvig

c) SD Tobacco Free Kids Network: Sherry Bea Smith

Other Reports

a) Board of Nursing Report: Gloria Damgaard

b) Center for Nursing Workforce Report: Linda Young

c) Nursing Education Deans and Directors Report: Carla Dieter

d) Nurse Practitioner Association of South Dakota Report: Denise Boraas

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Convention Information

XIII.

XIV.

XV.

XVI.

Unfinished Business

New Business

a) Tellers Report and Introduction of New Leadership

Invitation to 2014 SDNA Convention

Resolutions

XVII. Adjourn

Standing Rules for the

SDNA Annual Convention Business Meetings

Rule 1.

Rule 2.

Rule 3.

Rule 4.

Rule 5.

To obtain the floor, a Member shall rise, address the Chair (“Mr. or Madam President”), give his or her name

and district and, upon recognition by the Chair, may speak.

No Member shall speak in debate on any one motion or question for more than two minutes.

No Member may speak more than once to a motion or question if a Member who has not spoken wishes to do so.

Members shall limit their remarks to the merits of the pending motion or question.

Business interrupted by a recess of the meeting shall be resumed at the next business meeting at the point

where it was interrupted.

Resolutions

Honorary and Commemorative Resolutions can originate from any district or by an individual member and may be

brought from the floor. The procedure for presenting Substantive Resolutions as adopted by the SDNA Board of Directors

on October 7, 2012, to encourage presentation of thoughtful and constructive resolutions on the part of the Membership

through approved channels, is as follows:

Substantive Resolutions must comply with the following process and timeline:

1. Substantive Resolutions must be submitted to the SDNA Board of Directors (Board) on or before January 1st of the

year in which the resolution will be considered;

2. The Board will review any Substantive Resolution(s) that have been submitted to the Board at its regularly scheduled

winter board meeting;

3. Additional information that the Board deems appropriate may be requested. The individual submitting the Substantive

Resolution(s) must submit said information by April 1st of that year. The Board may also request that the individual

submitting the Substantive Resolution(s) appear at the regularly scheduled spring board meeting to present;

4. The Board will give final consideration to the Substantive Resolution(s) at the regularly scheduled spring board

meeting;

5. Any Substantive Resolution(s) approved by the Board will be published to membership during the summer and

presented to membership at the SDNA Annual Meeting for a vote of the membership;

6. The Board will direct appropriate action of SDNA to carry out any Substantive Resolution(s) passed by membership and

will allocate appropriate resources if and when available.

Definition of Terms:


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Annual Meeting Minutes

SDNA Board of Directors Meeting

October 6, 2013

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM CT

President:



Secretary:

GRC Chair:


District 1, 2, 3 President:





District 11 President:

NPASD Representative



Becky Nichols



Kay Foland

Carrie Clausen-Hansen


Marie Cissell





Sister Kathy Burt

Lori Wegehaupt




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Annual Meeting Minutes

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Annual Meeting Minutes

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Annual Meeting Minutes

Minutes respectfully submitted by,

Kay Foland, Secretary

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2014 Candidates

Secretary

Anna Atteberry

School/College of Nursing: ADN, University of South

Dakota; BSN, MSN, South Dakota State University

Area of Practice: Education/Administration/Medical-

Surgical

Present position and place of employment: Sioux Falls Site

and Graduate Coordinator, South Dakota State University

College of Nursing

Personal Statement: I have been a member of SDNA/ANA

for many years. During that time I have not only witnessed

and observed that the ‘constant’ over the years has been

‘change’. It’s inevitable. However, what is different from

the discussions of the past is the positive focus and support

towards wellness and access to care. This debate has been

ongoing for 50+ years but we are finally making positive

ground. The role that nurses have now and will have in the

upcoming years will continue to change. As professional

nurses, we need to be aligned and positioned to create a

healthcare environment that will provide quality care to ALL

persons. I support the National agenda to expand healthcare

access and look forward to collaborating with National and

State members of Nurses Associations to accomplish this. It

will involve dialogue and compromise from all to reach this

goal, but I believe as nurses we can and should be the ones

leading the charge. Why? Because it involves the core of our

nursing practice. It is also the right thing to do, which is the

foundation of the practice of humanity.

ANA Membership Assembly Delegate

Anna Atteberry

School/College of Nursing: ADN, University of South

Dakota; BSN, MSN, South Dakota State University

Area of Practice: Education/Administration/Medical-

Surgical

Present position and place of employment: Sioux Falls Site

and Graduate Coordinator, South Dakota State University

College of Nursing

Personal Statement: I have been a member of SDNA/ANA

for many years. During that time I have not only witnessed

and observed that the ‘constant’ over the years has been

‘change’. It’s inevitable. However, what is different from

the discussions of the past is the positive focus and support

towards wellness and access to care. This debate has been

ongoing for 50+ years but we are finally making positive

ground. The role that nurses have now and will have in the

upcoming years will continue to change. As professional

nurses, we need to be aligned and positioned to create a

healthcare environment that will provide quality care to ALL

persons. I support the National agenda to expand healthcare

access and look forward to collaborating with National and

State members of Nurses Associations to accomplish this. It

will involve dialogue and compromise from all to reach this

goal, but I believe as nurses we can and should be the ones

leading the charge. Why? Because it involves the core of our

nursing practice. It is also the right thing to do, which is the

foundation of the practice of humanity.

Barbara Goehring

School/College of Nursing: LPN, Lake


AND and BSN, Presentation college

Additional Professional Education:

Medical Surgical Certification, BLS,

CPI, ACLS, TNCC, PALS, NALS

Area of Practice: Medical Surgical

Present position and place of

employment: Nursing Supervisor,

Avera St. Lukes Hospital, Aberdeen

Personal Statement: In my nursing career I have and will

always be compassionate and a very strong advocate for

patients and their families. I will inspire present and future

nurses to engage in the changes of healthcare. As nurses

we need to unite to take action and tackle the challenges

of healthcare affecting nurses, patients, families and

communities. I would be proud to represent SDNA as the

delegate for ANA Membership Assembly.

Tom Stenvig

School/College of Nursing: Wayne

State University, Detroit, Michigan

Additional Professional Education:

MPH, University of Hawaii; PhD,

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Area of Practice: Public Health;

Health Policy

Present position and place of

employment: Associate Professor,

South Dakota State University

Professional Organization Activities at District (Region),

Council, State, National Level(s) for the past five years,

including Student Association office: SDNA District 9

officer; President, SD Nurses Foundation; ANA Delegate

through 2012

Personal Statement: Having been involved with ANA

nationally for the last 26 years, I am familiar with the

organization and current issues and priorities. I served

as a delegate to ANA at every House of Delegates from

1988 through 2012, except one, and have experience and

knowledge about how the membership can participate in

governance through the Membership Assembly. If elected,

I will keep myself informed and be an active voice for the

South Dakota membership.

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Continuing Nursing Education Committee

Kay Foland

School/College of Nursing: BSN, South

Dakota State University; MSN, UNMC;

PhD, University of Texas at Houston; RN

Dip – RCR School of NSG

Additional Professional Education:

UNMC – Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric

Area of Practice: Psychiatric Nursing,

Education


employment: SDSU College of Nursing,

Professor

Professional Organization Activities at District (Region),

Council, State, National Levels for the past five years,

including Student Association Office: District 1, 2, 3 –

Nominations Chair; State – Secretary for past 6 years; ANA

House of Delegates

Personal Statement: As a lifelong member of ANA and SDNA,

I have watched the growth over the years. The CNE-NET is

an active part of our organization. A number of years ago I

worked the Continuing Ed committee, and I believe that with

my education background and previous experience will be a

positive asset to this committee now.

Michelle Mason

School/College of Nursing: BSN, South

Dakota State University

Additional Professional Education:

MSN, University of Southern Indiana

Area of Practice: Nursing Education

Present position and place of

employment: Clinical Nurse Educator,

Sanford; has taken a nursing position

at USD Nursing, start date was Aug. 18,

2014

Professional Organization Activities at District (Region),

Council, State, National Levels for the past five years,

including Student Association Office: SDNA member since

2013

Personal Statement: I am passionate about nursing education

and feel strongly that SDNA has a responsibility to ensure

quality continuing nursing education activities are available to

all South Dakota nurses. Quality continuing education ensures

professional development and advancement. Important nursing

education topics include access to quality health care, the

Affordable Care Act and nurse fatigue.

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Roxanne (Roxy) Vandendries

School/College of Nursing: South Dakota

State University

Area of Practice: Nursing Education and

Curriculum Development

Present position and place of

employment: Clinical Nurse Educator,

Sanford Health, Sioux Falls

Personal Statement: By nature, those

who enter the nursing profession do so

to serve others; therefore, they often it

hard to report acts of violence and/or aggression. Whether the

behavior comes from patients, colleagues, superiors or physicians

it endangers not only the nurse but also patient safety. Disruptive,

aggressive and violent behavior should not and cannot be

tolerated in healthcare.

Government Relations Committee Chair

Carrie Clausen Hansen

School/College of Nursing: ADN,

Presentation College; BSN, South Dakota

State University; MS Nursing Education,

Walden University

Additional Professional Education:

Certification in Perinatal Nursing;

Previous Certification as an ICEA Certified

Childbirth Educator; Basic Life Support

Instructor; Neonatal Resuscitation

Provider; Peripherally Inserted Central

Catheter provider; STABLE neonatal care coursework and provider;

Advanced Fetal Monitoring coursework

Area of Practice: Maternal Child Health, Nursing Education,

Nursing School Accreditation

Present position and place of employment: Avera St Luke’s

Hospital - Staff Nurse, Perinatal Educator, NRP Instructor, PICC

Team member; Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing


Faculty

Professional Organization Activities: SDNA - GRC Committee,

By-Laws Committee, NSTAT member, previous liaison with NSASD,

previous 2 terms as SDNA Secretary

~ Also Member of: Association for Women’s Health and Neonatal

Nurses (AWHONN); American Holistic Nurse’s Association;

Sigma Theta Tau International-currently RhoXi Chapter

President; SD Perinatal Association

Personal Statement: Nursing’s involvement in the legislative and

political process is critical to our practice and our client’s health.

Awareness, advocacy, and activity in the legislative process is

crucial for today’s practitioners, whether or not one ‘like’s’ politics.

I believe my involvement on the GRC over more than 15 years has

provided me with the knowledge and experience to follow in the

footsteps of previous leaders and assure that SDNA members are

informed and involved in the process.


Nominations Committee

Juliana Kollars

School/College of Nursing: South

Dakota State University College of

Nursing

Area of Practice: Cardiac Care

Present position and place of

employment: Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse at

Sanford Health, Sioux Falls

Professional Organization Activities

at District (Region), Council,

State, National Levels for the past five years, including

Student Association Office: South Dakota Nursing Student


Personal Statement: Healthcare is facing many new

challenges and transformations since the Patient Protection

and Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2012. These

challenges and transformations will create leadership

opportunities for the nursing practice, which makes it

critical to have appropriately educated nurses and also

professional organizations to support the nursing profession.

For this reason, I would like to participate as a Nominations

Committee member in the South Dakota Nursing Association.

Mary Anne Krogh

School/College of Nursing: South

Dakota State University

Additional Professional Education: MS,

St. Mary’s University of Minnesota; PhD,

South Dakota State University; LRNA,

Minneapolis School of Anesthesia

Area of Practice: Anesthesia

Present position and place of

employment: Clinical Director, Mount

Marty College Nurse Anesthesia Program

Professional Organization Activities at District (Region),

Council, State, National Levels for the past five years,

including Student Association Office: President – National

Board for Certification/Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists

Personal Statement: Since moving back to South Dakota,

I have been interested in becoming more involved in state

association activities, both within and outside my specialty

area. I believe that through collaborative processes, nurses

can make a big impact on our health care system. I am

interested in consideration for the SDNA Nominations

Committee.

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2014 Candidates

Gina Mehlhaff

School/College of Nursing: South

Dakota State University

Area of Practice: Express Admit Unit

and ER

Present position and place of

employment: Staff nurse at Avera

McKennan Hospital

Professional Organization Activities

at District (Region), Council, State,

National Levels for the past five years, including Student

Association Office: District 10 member

Personal Statement: Current SDNA issues and nursing

issues outside the workforce would be getting involved in

professional organizations, keeping nurses informed of

current issues and legislative actions. Nurses are everywhere

and should be represented as such.

Roberta K. Olson

School/College of Nursing: PhD, Saint

Louis University; MSN, Washington

University, St. Louis; BS in Nursing,

South Dakota State University

Area of Practice: Nursing Education

Administration; Clinical – Nursing of

Children

Present position and place of

employment: Retired July 31, 2013 as

Dean of Nursing at South Dakota State University; Current

title - Dean and Professor Emerita

Professional Organization Activities at District (Region),

Council, State, National Levels for the past five years,

including Student Association Office: Membership Chair D-9;

SDNA President 1997-2001; Missouri Nursing Association

President 1987-1991; ANA Delegate 1983-2003.

Personal Statement: SDNA needs thoughtful minds and

strong voices to keep nurses at the table and involved in safe

patient care decisions, policy decisions at the legislative level,

and mentoring our next generation of leaders. It has been

a privilege to be a member of a state association and ANA

since graduation as a new RN staff nurse and have had the

opportunity to serve on local district, state, and national levels

in various positions. Leadership skill development through

our professional nursing association at all levels is extremely

valuable personally and for the profession of nursing. I invite

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officer in SDNA to further your own leadership development.

Please step up and let the nominations committee know of

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Dawn R. Warren

School/College of Nursing: BSN and

MSN, South Dakota State University

Additional Professional Education:

EdD, University of South Dakota

Area of Practice: Nurse Educator

Present position and place of

employment: Faculty member of USD

Department of Nursing (for at least 21

years)

Professional Organization Activities at District (Region),

Council, State, National Levels for the past five years,

including Student Association Office: SDNA Secretary for

District 1, 2, 3; helped plan multiple events and 2014 SDNA

convention

Personal Statement: I have been a RN in the state of South

Dakota for over 23 years and feel that it is critical that our

South Dakota nurses are aware of and involved in what is

happening in our state in relation to both workforce issues

and legislative issues. Our profession and the healthcare issues

that affect it are constantly changing, and we need to be at the

table when those changes happen and decisions are made. I

am currently the District 1, 2, and 3 Secretary, where I have

been very active, and I look forward to the opportunity to

serve as an SDNA Nominations Committee Member.

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President’s Message

Margie Washnok APRN, MS, DNP

As I begin my term as president of SDNA I think back over the past 3 years as your vice president. The nurses that I work with

and the board members, including the past-president, Becky Nichols, have given of their personal time to help me gain a better

understanding of SDNA, so this next year I can become an effective president. I am very fortunate to have had this chance to

be a part of our great organization in one of the highest office we have, and to continue with my role as vice president and

president for 2014-2015. Brittany Novotny has helped me understand even more the important work that our lobbyists do in

Pierre to make our voice heard and to bring back pertinent information to the members. It is very important for our SDNA

members provide input about healthcare-related topics to our legislators and believe me, they listen. It is also very important

for our members to provide information for our two U.S. Senators and one U.S. Representative, so our voice can be heard and

changes in health care can be made at the national level. We have excellent office staff, including our new Executive Director,

Eric Ollila, who are dedicated to our vision and are available to assist each district member. Without Eric and Brittany, our

office would not run as smooth.

I believe it is very important for all SDNA members to know who their district presidents are, when and where local meetings

are held, and how they can become more involved in their local districts, SDNA, and ANA. Access our SDNA website,

sdnursesassociation.org, to find the name and telephone number of your local district president.

Our health care system is evolving, and it is very important for nurses to be a part of the planning and decision making for


workplace and working to improve our healthcare system.

Meeting student nurses was another important aspect of being a part of the president’s duties. I have already begun this

through my work with the NSASD organization as being the liaison between SDNA and NSASD, as well as; co-advisor of the

Presentation College Nursing Student Association. I am looking forward to continuing to meet student nurses over this next

year.

Over the past year, SDNA has been represented at various activities in South Dakota, as well as at the ANA House of Delegates.

Districts have been active by providing first aid at their county fairs and at the state fair, assisting with influenza vaccinations,

providing a workshop and a convention to provide continuing education credit and valuable information concerning evidence

based practice. And some district nurses have donated food and supplies to their local humanitarian societies and have

provided school supplies for school children.

I am looking forward to serving the SDNA members this next year. I would like to come to as many of the district meetings

as possible, if not in person, maybe over Skype or Zoom. I urge all SDNA members to consider running for a district or state

office. The experience will be rewarding and a valuable experience. If you are not ready to run for an office, consider being

chair or co-chair of one of your district activities. Thank you and have a great 2014-2015!

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SDNA Treasurer’s Report

Although SDNA has adopted a budget predicted to run into the negative for the last several years, every year we’ve been

able to work hard and actually land in the positive. This year, we predicted a negative $3,000 budget, but landed at a positive

$9,584.92. The Board is somewhat conservative as it sets the budget, knowing that SDNA must be able to realistically meet the

goals.

Always the goal is to keep expenses under budget. This year at Convention, we were under budget $1,730.94 with an income

of $846.41 plus the auction income of $1,737.13; thus the net positive was $4,314.28. Thank you, Convention planners and

attendees. This demonstrates that the annual convention is important to South Dakota nurses.

Another major event this year was Nurses Day at the Legislature. Good weather always helps. Thank you goes to the nursing

programs for providing the opportunity and encouraging students to participate in the process to advocate on important

issues. Nurses Day at the Legislature netted $2,759.68.

Executive Director’s Report

Eric Ollila

I started as the Executive Director of the SDNA on July 1, and it’s already been a pleasure. The energy and enthusiasm I’ve

seen in just this short time on the part of SDNA members is incredible and welcome. If any individuals know the importance

of both strong, capable, intelligent individuals and of teamwork, it most certainly must be Registered Nurses. A synopsis of the

administrative work of the SDNA follows:

Executive Director: The Association contracts for executive director and other office/bookkeeping services. These contractual

relationships allow the Association to reduce overhead while maintaining the office and day-to-day operations. The Association

is not responsible for office equipment, utilities, maintenance, rent, etc., but is instead benefitting from a sharing of office

resources.

Lobbying/Government Relations: During the 2014 Legislative Session, Midwest Solutions lobbied on behalf of the SDNA.

Legislative updates were emailed to SDNA members weekly to keep members apprised of the legislative issues and the current

status of bills impacting the nursing profession and SDNA members. Additionally, teleconferences were held weekly with the

Government Relations Committee to discuss bills of interest and the current status of each.

Action Alerts were emailed to membership throughout the 2014 Legislative Session. Please take action when you receive these

Action Alerts and please do so within the timeframe set forth in the Action Alert. Bills move quickly through the legislative

process. The Action Alerts are sent with instructions and a timeframe to allow SDNA members to participate in the legislative

process and impact the ultimate disposition of bills.

We work hard to ensure that SDNA’s voice is heard, but legislators need to hear from their constituents about issues important

to the nursing profession – not just during the legislative session, but throughout the year. You will never know what an

impact you can have on the legislative process until you get involved!

We would like to thank the Government Relations Committee and its chair, Carrie Clausen Hansen, along with the SDNA

members, nurses and students that participated in Nurses Day at the Legislature (NDL) or through the Action Alert process.

We appreciate your time, talents and all that you do to engage legislators on SDNA issues. We look forward to the 2015

Legislative Session and hope to see many of you at NDL!

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Executive Director’s Report

Communications:

Newsletter: Our quarterly publication is the “South Dakota Nurse,” and we mail it to all nurses who hold a license in South

Dakota. The Association currently contracts with Arthur Davis Publishing.

Website: SDNA’s website can be found at www.sdnurses.org. We continue to update content on a regular basis to reflect current

events and information. Don’t forget that we have a “Calendar of Events” with information on upcoming SDNA activities and

events. And the SDNA should have a new website by Convention, so we’ll have something new to explore.

Facebook: If you’ve not done so, please “like” the SDNA. Our Facebook “friends” continue to grow in number. We currently

have 195 likes, an increase of 44 since last Convention. We routinely post event information, surveys, articles, ANA

information, etc. It’s a great way to stay informed. SDNA’s Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/sdnurses.

Membership: As of August 2014, the Association had 387 members, up 10 members from August 2013. We continue to

reach out to individuals whose memberships are coming up for renewal prior to, at and following the renewal period. The

Association continues to work hard to engage the next generation of nurses.

We also encourage each of you to recruit one new member a year. Are there colleagues that are not currently members of the

Association that you could recruit? Nurses need to hear from other nurses on the value of membership in SDNA. If you would

like membership applications or other membership material, please contact the office and we would be happy to provide them.

Non-Dues Revenue: Non-dues revenue accounts for much of the Association’s operating budget. With the downturn in the

economy, the Association, like many others, saw the non-dues revenue streams take a hit. We’ve worked hard to modify the

budget and the way we do business to account for lean times.

The Association has developed continuing education programs and events that benefit nurses. The Association evaluates these

programs on an ongoing basis. The Board and districts focus on presenting topics that are relevant and interesting to our

members.

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Budget vs Fiscal Year End Report

Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

Income Statement

Prepared 7.10.14

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Budget vs Fiscal Year End Report

Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

Expense Statement

Prepared 7.10.14

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President: Marie Cissell/Pat Shaver


Secretary: Dawn Warren

Government Relations: Linda Wolden

Nominations: Kay Foland

Membership: Leslie Wilkerson

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District Reports

Districts 1, 2, & 3 (Rapid City/Black Hills)

District 1, 2 and 3 met in September, October, and November of 2013, and January, March, and April of 2014; we welcomed

new members and visitors to each of the meetings. Most meetings were held on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM. Meeting locations were

Rapid City Regional Hospital, the SDSU/USD Health Science Building or at Minerva’s Restaurant at the Ramkota.

The following programs for the year were presented: Nursing Assistant Staffing Needs in Long Term Care (SDSU student

project presented by Carey Morris), Legislative and Health Policy Issues, and Health Care and Culture in Botswana and South

Africa (Carla Texel). Due to a blizzard, District 1, 2, 3 members were unable to attend the SDNA Convention in Aberdeen

in October. A silent auction at the November district meeting was held to auction the four baskets we’d prepared for the

convention raffle; proceeds were sent to SDNA. Kay Foland was honored as the District Nurse of the Year at the 2013 SDNA

convention.

The annual Dessert with the Legislators was held November 21, 2013. This continues to be an important event; member

attendance was excellent and a good discussion was held with the elected legislators who attended.

Planning for the October 5-6, 2014, SDNA convention at Rapid City’s Ramkota Convention Center was a major focus of each


were initiated, chairs were selected, volunteers were recruited, and active planning for the convention was carried out through

the summer. The convention planning team met monthly starting in May.

Initial district meetings for 2014-15 are scheduled for August 19 and September 16, with the year’s schedule and programs to

be determined. The meetings will mostly remain on the second or third Tuesday at 5:30 PM at a Rapid City restaurant, most

likely in October, November, January, March, and April or May. Members are encouraged to mark their calendars and attend.

E-mail announcements with agenda will be sent out before each meeting and additional methods to publicize the meeting

time and place will be explored so that more members will be encouraged to attend.

Respectfully submitted,

Pat Shaver

Districts 1,2 & 3 President

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District Reports

District 4

Presentation College Room 209

Monday, May 12, 2014

Call to Order: The May 12, 2014 SDNA District 4 meeting was called to order by Barb Goehring at 7:10 p.m.

Attendance:

Secretary Report: The minutes will be approved at the September 8, 2014.

Old Business: Carrie discussed upcoming ballot for State and US House and Senate. She stated PAC Bylaws were going to be reviewed.

Fair First Aid Booth: The First Aid Booth will be held August 12 – 17, 2014 at the Brown County Fair. Barb Goehring and Margie

Washnok will be co-chairs for this. There will be drop off boxes at the First Aid Booth during the Fair for school supplies for

Wessington Springs. Boxes will be available also at Avera St. Luke’s and Sanford Health.

New Business: SDNA Awards are due August 1, 2014 to the SDNA office.

SDNA Awards:

New SDNA Executive: SDNA will be interviewing four candidates for SDNA Executive Director. The decision will be made at the officer

board meeting May 19, 2014 at noon.


SDNA 2014 Convention:

silent auction items.

District IV Officers for 2015 – 2017:

Next Meeting: September 8, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Presentation College Room 209

Respectfully submitted,


District 5 & 7

District 7 members gathered for food and fun to celebrate and recognize Carena Jarding as District 7 Nurse of the Year. She received

the award at the annual convention in Aberdeen in Aberdeen. She was presented gifts from the members of District 7 to commemorate

her award.

District 7 members and Dakota Wesleyan Nursing students partnered at the 20th Annual Mitchell Area Chamber Health Fair in

February. The two groups staffed booths presenting health topics such as vision screening for children, cholesterol screening, and prediabetes

awareness.

Nurses from District 7 staff the First Aid Station at Dakota Fest held in Mitchell in August. Working in conjunction with local EMT’s

and Paramedics from Mitchell Fire and Rescue, AED Education was the focus. Sun Safety is also a key focus of the family education

provided.

Respectfully submitted,

Pat Sudbeck

President, District 5 & 7

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District Reports

District 8/9

Welcome to the State Convention from the Brookings based District. Hope that you are enjoying these days of learning and

fellowship with other nurses.

District 8/9 continues to try and develop educational sessions along with our monthly meetings. We have been very fortunate

to have 2 speakers with ties to SDSU give interesting reviews of their projects. We would like to again thank Dr. Kathy Nevins

and Dr. Gina Rowe. During two of the meetings we enjoyed touring of the new “The Neighborhood” and the newly remodeled

United Living Center. These are LTC facilities who are enhancing the care of elderly and handicapped in the Brookings area.

One of the main focuses of our District is promotion of the SDNA with the nursing student organization, NSA. We attended

the Donna Wright speaker on campus along with the students, and we also spoke to the NSA group during one of their student

meetings, explaining the value of becoming a member of their professional organization after graduation. Members of our

district attended the annual NDL session in Pierre, as well as our state convention in Aberdeen.

Roberta Olson did again open her home to the Christmas themed December meeting. It is a great opportunity to enjoy her

hospitality and beautiful, festively decorated home in Brookings. The food is always super and SDSU ice cream is always a great

meal topper.

Carol Peterson also opened her home to our group in May. Carol has beautiful collections of glassware, dishes, antiques, and

other delightful items too numerous to mention!! Her home is full of amazing things that she and her late husband Charles

have collected. Carol spoke of some of her more treasured items and then let us just roam throughout her home!!

Our last meeting before summer set in (for a few weeks!) was hosted by Eileen Bruner-Halverson, along with husband Phil.

It is hard to beat Tom Stenvig’s grilled stuffed steak!! The weather cooperated so along with the steak there was a wonderful

potluck meal served outside on the deck. The evening included a business meeting, with Long Lake being the view.

Our monthly meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday in the month. We have been meeting at the Old Market Eatery in

Brookings where we order from the menu, have a short business meeting, and then enjoy our guest speaker. We are always

open to suggestions and offers of different venues for our meetings.

Sincerely,

Eileen Bruner-Halverson

President, SDNA District 8/9

Eileen.bruner@sdstate.edu, Ph # 605-530-1298

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District Reports

District 10

In April we hosted the Spring Workshop; we had about 30 attend the event. There were six speakers and some great topics covered:











We considered this a positive event for our district and could perhaps see it as an annual endeavor.

We have taken the months of May thru August off, since this is a time for vacations and family commitments. We are set to resume

our meetings in Sept. 2014.

We will be discussing a fund-raising project to fulfill our state funding commitment. We sold coffee last year and this seemed to go

over well.

We will also begin our discussion on the SDNA state convention that District 10 will host for 2015. We are thinking about having a

contest to come up with the theme for the 2015 State convention. The contest prize might be a money value or paid attendance for

the convention.

We are finding that meetings are better attended if there is an educational offering with CEs provided, so we are always on the search

for interesting topics, and Becky Nichols has offered to obtain the credentialing needed to offer CEs if given enough advance time.

Again, I am always looking for a way to improve the monthly meeting attendance, which seems to be a challenge for any

organization out there today. Still exploring online sharing, possibly a District 10 area on the SDNA web page.

SO GET READY FOR A BUSY YEAR!

District 11

Many events have taken place in District 11 this past year; the district had two guest speakers. In October the District 11 nurses held

a fund raiser for The Servant’s Heart clinic in Yankton, SD. After the fund raiser Dr. Mark Mabee explained the Servant Hearts Clinic,

which is a free clinic for those who may not be able to afford healthcare. He described the clinic as a Christ centered medical mission

opportunity. It is held every other Monday at the RTEC building from 5:30-9:30 pm. It provides for the spiritual, emotional, social

and physical needs of the clients. The healthcare providers consist of volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants,

pastoral care, social workers and other volunteers. They see from 12-21 patients/ month. This was followed by Laurie Peterson and

Sam Mason who explained the SHARE Program. This program provides an opportunity for anyone to order food at affordable prices.


concerns related to the healthcare needs of this population. In the Spring Jean Hunhoff, State Senator from the Yankton District

spoke about the current legislative issues related to nursing and healthcare. It was a very informative presentation, followed by

discussion of specific healthcare related bills. The District 11 nurses provided treats and SDNA material to the nursing graduates


Respectfully submitted,

Sister Kathryn Burt

Districts 11 President

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SDNA Committee Reports

SDNA gives awards in the following areas:

1. Distinguished Service

2. District Nurse of the Year

3. Joy of Nursing

4. The Nurse Educator

5. Nursing Practice

6. Pioneer in Nursing

7. Rookie of the Year

8. SDNA Hall of Fame

Awards Committee

District Nurse of the Year award for each district is chosen by that district. The President of each district must submit the

nominee by August 1. There are specific criteria for each one which can be found on the SDNA website,

www.sdnurses.org. Each nominee must be a SDNA member. This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize fellow nurses who

are doing an outstanding job in their jobs and communities. Nominators much provide narrative statements describing

the nominee’s compliance with established criteria for the awards. The Awards Committee considers all nominations and

informs the SDNA Board of Directors of the award recipients. Award recipients are invited to attend the SDNA Convention for

presentation of awards. If an award recipient cannot be present, the presentation is made in absentia.

Becky Nichols, RN, MSN, CCNS, ANP-BC

Education Committee

SDNA is an approved provider of continuing education with renewal due in 2015 from our approver, Montana Nurses

Association. We continue to work hard to provide registered nurses across SD the opportunities for continuing education

at events such as Nurses Day at the Legislature, Spring Workshop and Annual Convention. Additionally, district level events

are eligible for continuing education if the appropriate criteria are met. Please contact the SDNA office or a member of the

continuing education committee for more details. Be sure to complete evaluations when you attend events so that we can

continue to improve upon the work that we already do.

Tom Stenvig, Chair

Nominations Committee

SDNA members were notified via e-mail in the spring about leadership opportunities available for election in 2014 and invited

to submit nomination materials for the following positions:






The SDNA membership list was divided with a section assigned to each committee member. SDNA members were contacted

by phone or e-mail and encouraged to consider running and to submit nominations materials. The committee met in June

via conference call for a status update and to finalize the ballot which is being finalized at the time of this report. Thanks go

to Nominations Committee members Abby Bacon, Jeannie Chappell, Roberta Olson, Lori Hendrickx, and SDNA office staff for

their efforts in constructing the ballot.

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SDNA Committee Reports

Nurses’ Strategic Action Team (N-STAT) Leadership Committee

Deb Fischer Clemens, MHA, BSN, RN, Coordinator

Advocacy Resources for Nurses

ANA has recently announced the launching of a new page on NursingWorld: Advocacy, Becoming More Effective.

Contained on the page are a number of resources and tools for measuring and/or improving activities. Highlights from the

page include:





http://www.nursingworld.org/AdvocacyResourcesTools to access the information.

Another resource is available by visiting the Issues page on the ANA

website. On this page, you will have access to issues that affect nursing

and health care, as well as alerts and information for contacted your

elected officials.

In addition, you can sign up to have updates / “Happenings at N-STAT”

sent directly to you via email. Simply go to the ANA website, www.

rnaction.org, to register. Below is a screen shot of the webpage for your

information.

Nurses and Health Insurance Marketplace

Most Americans lack information about the Health Insurance Marketplace

(formerly known as the Exchange) and the many positive provisions of the

Affordable Care Act; many of which have already been implemented. As

trusted professionals, the community, family and friends seek out nurses

for health care information. As such, ANA has provided resources to make

your role as educator and patient advocate easier.

Open enrollment for health insurance coverage is rapidly approaching (October 1st). The Marketplace is a portal where

individuals can shop for coverage best suited to their individual needs and enroll in a plan.

The ANA Health Care Reform web page on ANA’s website nursingworld has been updated for your information; it is available at:

http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/Policy-Advocacy/HealthSystemReform

One of the documents that is posted on this site highlights ten of the ACA provisions and provides possible messaging when

encouraging individuals to enroll for health insurance coverage, particularly young, healthy adults (18-35 years of age).

Furthermore, two websites that have very robust information, for your use as well as that of the public are:

www.healthcare.gov

Health Insurance Marketplace: http://marketplace.cms.gov/

Additional Advocacy Resources for Your Information

Other resources you can review are:

www.kff.org

www.familiesusa.org/issues/medicaid/expansion-center

www.aha.org/advocacy-issues/medicaid/index/shtml


each state: http://www.ncsl.org/ and click on RESEARCH to search under specific topics

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Membership Assembly 2014

The Second Annual Membership Assembly was held June 11 – June 14, 2014 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.

This year’s theme was “Nurses Leading the Way”. The American Nurses Association new vision statement: “Nurses creating a

healthy nation, a world of opportunities.” Karen Daley, President of ANA spoke on: “A unique moment of time, nurses leading

the way in quality significantly decreased the rate of hospital acquired conditions and hospital readmissions.” Health care

quality is being measured and so is the payment. Nurses can do more and save money. All nurses understand their scope of

practices. Mentors for new graduate RNs need to be chosen wisely to succeed commitment, compassion to patients, their

families and the community. Electronic charting does not capture what happens at the bedside. Nurses provide care where the

patient is. Collaboration with interdisciplinary team is critical to improving patient quality and safety. Nurses want 2 things to

take good care of their patients and to keep their job. The future of nursing is leading the changes and advancing healthcare.

“For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or the present are

certain to miss the future!” John F. Kennedy

The 2014 – 2016 Strategic Goals are:

1. Promote a safe, ethical work environment as well as the health and wellness of nurses in all settings.

2. Advance the quality and safety of patient care in a transforming health care system.

3. Optimize professional nursing practice and the quality of health care through leadership development and by

ensuring full use of the knowledge and skills of RNs and APRNs.

4. Aggressively grow membership by acquiring, engaging and retaining members; strengthening the membership value

proposition and increasing ANA’s capacity to deliver customized experiences.

5. Strengthen Constituent and State Nurses Association and the ANA Enterprise through mutual partnerships.

The report of the 2014 Dialogue Forums for the 2014 Membership Assembly June 13 – 14, 2014 was presented by

Susan Letvak, PhD, RN FAAN Chair, ANA Reference Committee. After much discussion the revised Dialogue Forum

recommendations are the following:

Dialogue Forum #1: Scope of Practice – Full Practice Authority for All RNs

The Dialogue Forum topic, Scope of Practice – Full Practice Authority for all RNs, was submitted by the South Carolina

Nurses Association.

1. Support interprofessional education, practice and research to promote the full scope of RN practice.

2. Encourage nursing research to compare full practice APRN authority states, transition to APRN practice states and

restricted APRN states.

3. Educate the public, policy makers and other health professionals about emerging roles and overlapping

responsibilities.

4. Support elimination of the requirements for APRNs to have practice agreements with physicians.

Dialogue Forum #2: Integration of Palliative Care into Health Care Delivery Systems: Removing Barriers – Improving Access

The Dialogue Forum topic, Integration of Palliative Care into Health Care Delivery Systems: Removing Barriers – Improving

Access, was submitted by the Ohio Nurses Association.

1. Promote and support payments models to improve access to palliative and hospice care including nursing care

provided by both RNs and APRNs.

2. Advocate for the comprehensive integration of palliative and hospice care education into basic and advanced nursing

education and professional development programs.

3. Support the development and expansion of models of nursing care that include advanced care planning for early

identification and support of patient preference for palliative and/or hospice services.

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Dialogue Forum #3: High – Performing Interprofessional Teams

The Dialogue Forum topic, High–Performing Interprofessional Teams, was submitted by ANA staff.

1. Educate nurses about the application and impact of evolving patient– centered, team-based care models on patient

outcomes.

2. Identify metrics that evaluate the impact of high performing, interdisciplinary health care teams on patient outcomes.

The ANA Midwest States Region Meeting was held Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Jefferson West at 5:30 p.m. Lea Acord, Midwest

States Region President did a welcome and introduction. The Twelve States are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan,

Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Each state was present with membership

assembly delegate spoke on the updates of their State. Discussion was held on continuing education, leadership forums,

surveys and a marketing team. The next meeting will be Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 12 pm. – 5 p.m. and Sunday,

November 9, 2014 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. The meeting will be held in Kansas City, Kansas or Chicago, Illinois.

American Nurses Association (ANA) – Political Action Committee (PAC) held a Karoke Friday, June 13, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at the

Washington Hilton. The 2014 theme of ANA – PAC was ROCKS D.C. Different state associations tried to represent their state

by singing songs from their State. New York Nurses Association did an excellent job singing New York, New York. The ANA

– PAC are watching very closely to the political elections of the southern states to see who will be elected to the U.S. Senate

and U.S. House of Representatives. These individuals have demonstrated their belief in the legislature and regulatory agendas

of the American Nurses Association. The ANA – PAC is bipartisan and works directly with both national parties to recruit and

support candidates.

The American Nurses Association sold the quality indicators to Press Ganey. ANA will stay involved with Press Ganey and give

input on the quality indicators.

The ANA Board of Directors has been decreased from 9 to 7 with the elimination of second vice presidents. The new ANA Board

of Directors are:



Secretary –

Treasurer –

Director – at – Large –


Pam is editor–in–chief of the American Nurse Today


Patricia Traies, PhD, RN CCRP, Maryland Nurses Association

Gingy Harshey – Meade, MSN, RN, CAE, NEA – BC, Ohio Nurses Association

Indiana Nurses Association

Recent Graduate Jesse M. L. Kennedy, RN, Oregon Nurses Association


Elissa E. Braun, MSN, RN PMHC NS – BC, ANA\California

Ed Briggs, RN, Florida Nurses Association

Respectfully submitted,

Barb Goehring, RNC BSN

Delegate for the Membership Assembly

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Tom Stenvig, RN, SDNF President

2014 Annual Report

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Coalitions and Liaisons

South Dakota Nurses Foundation

The South Dakota Nurses Foundation (SDNF) was established in 1999 as a charitable organization affiliated with SDNA to

advance philanthropic purposes of interest to South Dakota nurses and the health care community.

SDNF continues in its partnership with the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) and maintains a separate donor

advised fund within SDCF, called the South Dakota Nurses Foundation Fund. This arrangement allows accumulated

contributions to achieve a superior rate of investment return while allowing potential donors to take advantage of SDCF’s tax

exempt IRS status.

SDNF continues to grow as an important resource for the nursing community in South Dakota. The SDNF Undergraduate

Nursing Education Scholarship fund was recently created as the newest permanent endowed scholarship fund under SDNF.

Total SDNF assets in five permanent endowments at SDCF now exceed $118,000, an increase of $23,000 since 2013.

Given the great need to increase nursing resources in the state and region, SDNF’s priorities continue to focus on nursing

education scholarships. In the fall of 2014, up to six scholarships will be awarded:

Scholarship Type Amount Number

SDNF Scholarship $1,000 2

Rita H. Walsh Scholarship $1,000 1

Marianne M. Stenvig Scholarship $1,000 2

Dr. Carl and Leona Stadler Scholarship $500 1

We thank all donors who have helped make this possible. Continued asset growth will allow SDNF to award additional

scholarships in 2015, and to consider other program areas in addition to scholarships. The SDNF board feels this action gives

credence to our charitable mission and lends tangible evidence to justify how contributions to SDNF can make a difference.

Current activities include continuing sales of limited edition prints and notecards depicting SDNF’s purposes to support

research, education, and practice. Prints of the artwork will again be available for purchase at this year’s convention. A

fundraising campaign targeting prior and new donors is also planned for the fall. Contact any member of the SDNF Board of

Directors to make a donation, to recommend other donors, or for additional information.

The SDNF board wishes to thank board members Mary Brendtro, Mary Edelen, Deb Fischer Clemens, Claire May, Brittany

Novotny (ex officio), Carol Peterson, Christina Plemmons, Tom Stenvig, Carman Timmerman, and Margie Washnok for their

service.

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Gloria Damgaard, RN; MS, Executive Director

Board Membership

The Board of Nursing is an eleven member Board. All appointments to the Board are made by the Governor of South Dakota.

The composition of the Board includes six RN members, three LPN members and two public members. The six RN members

include representation from RN and LPN Nursing Education, Advanced Practice Registered Nursing and nursing practice.

All members are current in their appointments. The term of office for Board members is three years with the opportunity to

serve three consecutive terms. Terms expire on October 30th of the third year of appointment. In 2014, we will have two RN

positions and one LPN position that will be open for appointment or reappointment.

The Board of Nursing received two new board members in 2013. New members include; Darlene Bergeleen, RN, Wessington

Springs, and Betty Oldenkamp, Sioux Falls, Public Member. Kris Possehl, RN, Brookings was reappointed.

Board Staff

The Board of Nursing employs nine full time staff members to conduct the business of the Board. Gloria Damgaard, RN;MS,

serves as the Executive Director. She was appointed to this position in 2002. She also serves nationally as a member of the

Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators organization and was elected to serve on the National Council of State Boards of

Nursing’s Board of Directors as a director at large. Linda Young, RN;MS is the Director of the SD Center for Nursing Workforce

and also serves as the nursing practice specialist for both basic and advanced practice. Linda has been employed by the Board

of Nursing since 2004. She is a co-lead for the RWJ/AARP Regional Action Coalition. Francie Miller, RN joined the Board staff

as the Director of Licensure Enforcement in March of 2014. Francie has been a great addition to our staff. Stephanie Orth

RN;MS joined our staff in 2011 as the Nursing Education Specialist. Stephanie works out of the West River office located in

Spearfish, SD. She has assisted us in developing a presence in the west river area of our state. Our non-nursing staff includes:


Program Assistants and Lois Steensma, Secretary.

Licensure Operations

Erin Matthies our licensure operations manager and Robert Garrigan, business manager have successful converted our

licensure operations to a new software program entitled “BigPicture”. We went live with the new program in June without

a significant reduction in our services. We now have on-line applications for licensure by endorsement and licensure by

examination. Our on-line renewals have increased from approximately 30% to 98% since implementation. At the present time,

we are continuing to print and send the wallet size renewal cards. Our goal is to have a paperless licensure system at some

point in the future. Licensees will receive notification prior to this occurrence. We currently have 19,611 nursing licensees

in all categories. During FY 2014, a total of 159 complaints were received by the Board of Nursing related to nursing practice

and/or conduct. A total of 50 disciplinary and 55 non-disciplinary actions were taken. This is very similar to other Boards in

the country with similar numbers of licensees.

Legislative Efforts

The Board of Nursing was successful amending the Nurse Practice Act during the 2014 Legislative Session (SB 30). The

amendments included: adding the definition of advanced practice nurse to SDCL 36-9 and 36-9A, removing certification as

a function of the Board of Nursing in issuing a license to certified registered nurse anesthetist, and to change the nurses’

education loan assistance program to a scholarship program.

Amendments of the administrative rules Chapter 20:48 were finalized on July 31, 2014. The rule changes included: update

to the definition section to include certified registered nurse anesthetist and clinical nursing specialist in the definition

of licensee; update to the references to the ANA Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice and Guide to the Code of Ethics

for Nurses and the National Association of Practical Nurse Education and Service’s Standards of Practice and Educational

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Competencies: repeal of the course outline and criteria for approval of a course for the preparation of LPNs for kidney dialysis

functions; allow for the delegation of insulin administration by the SQ route to unlicensed assistive personnel in accordance

with a required protocol; require registration for individuals trained to perform insulin administration and for individuals

that have completed a 20 hour medication administration training program and for dialysis technicians; remove certification

language for certified registered nurse anesthetists and replace it with licensure; change the Nurse Education Loan Assistance

Program to a scholarship program; change the number of days that a nurse may practice on a former home state license when

changing primary state of residence form 30 to 90 days.

Virtual Nursing Care Project


school year. The SD Diabetes Coalition is working on sustain the project in our state. The results of the grant project were

published in the January 2014 edition of the Journal of Nursing Regulation. As a result of this project, a group of stakeholders

reached consensus on changing the administrative rules to allow for the delegation of insulin administration by unlicensed

assistive personnel in accordance with a written protocol.

On behalf of the Board of Nursing, we appreciate the opportunity to provide you with this report. We also appreciate the very

collegial relationship that the Board enjoys with the SDNA and thank you for your participation in the regulatory activities of

the Board of Nursing.

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South Dakota Center for Nursing Workforce

The mission of the Center for Nursing Workforce is to partner with South Dakota’s citizens to design a nursing workforce to

meet their changing health needs. The South Dakota Board of Nursing is the lead agency for the Center. The Board appointed

a Governance Council to provide guidance on identifying nursing workforce needs, strategic development, and evaluate

responses for the six legislated mandates.

Governance Council Members:













The following strategic initiatives were developed by the Governance Council to assure that the state of South Dakota has the

nursing resources necessary to meet the health care needs of its citizens:


in designing opportunities for nurses to explore innovative nursing services for health promotion, self-care, and

reduction of chronicity.


environments with a focus on “Just Culture” as it relates to safe nursing practice will be explored with experts in the

field.


workforce to meet South Dakota’s citizens changing health needs.


call for involvement, collective intelligence, and creation of solutions for the common good of our communities.

Recent Center for Nursing Workforce activities and accomplishments to support achievement of strategic initiates:


South Dakota’s Nursing Workforce – 2013, Available on the Center for Nursing’s website at

http://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/RandP.aspx


relevant to the workforce.

http://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/SDcenter.aspx, to provide nurses and employers with current data

on supply and demand for nurses.


pursuant to SDCL 36-9-96.

Provided financial support, in collaboration with the SD Board of Nursing, to host a Regional NCLEX Conference

for nursing facility offered through the National Council State Boards of Nursing, June 4, 2014.

Provided financial support to the Nursing Education Deans & Directors (NEDDs) to offer education conference on

June 5, 2014.

Provided financial support to the local chapter of the International Consortium of Parse Scholars to hold

conference featuring nursing theorist.

Provided support to the state’s InterProfessional Education (IPE) task force.

Provided support to the state’s rural nurse taskforce.

Provided presentations to various groups on nursing workforce.

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Diabetes: A Transformative Model, to discover whether diabetes management including the administration of

insulin can be safely delegated to unlicensed personnel following appropriate training utilizing a virtual model of


unlicensed school personnel to provide appropriate delegation and supervision for the management of diabetes care

for 31 children in 22 different schools during the 2010—2011, 2011—2012, and 2012—2013 school years.

This project was developed in response to stakeholders concerns that a nurse may not be present to provide direct

care for people with diabetes. Following input from multiple stakeholders (nurses practicing in skilled nursing

facilities, assisted living, schools, adjustment training centers, and diabetes educators, physicians, dieticians,

legislative representatives, SDNA representatives, and family members of patients with diabetes) consensus was

reached to conduct this pilot study.

A grant was awarded from the National Council State Boards of Nursing to conduct this pilot project; additional

grant funding was received from the Department of Health.

Presented results of study locally and nationally; and published in the Journal of Nursing Regulation, 4(4), Virtual

Nursing Care for School Children with Diabetes.


states participating in the national Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. Provided education on the direction and

goals of the Action Coalition to nursing groups.

We welcome your involvement.

Sincerely,

Linda Young, Program Director, South Dakota Center for Nursing Workforce

Nursing Program Specialist, South Dakota Board of Nursing

South Dakota Nurses Association

Nurses Day at the Legislature

MARK YOUR

CALENDAR!

February 9-10, 2015

Pierre, SD

For more information:

Contactus@sdnurses.org

(605) 945-4265

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Find your

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Membership

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Psychiatric Nurse

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Prescriptive Authority

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2014 SDNA Annual Convention

Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN

Leadership from the Inside Out

Notes:

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2014 SDNA Annual Convention

Educational Breakout Sessions

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2014 SDNA Annual Convention

Educational Breakout Sessions

Notes:

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Start your future here!

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2014 SDNA Annual Convention

Darcy Sherman-Justice, RN, MS, CNE, NE-BC

Linda Young, RN, MSN, FRE, BC – South Dakota Action Coalition (SDAC)

A Driving Force for Implementation of the IOM Future of Nursing Recommendations

Notes:

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Educational Breakout Sessions

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2014 SDNA Annual Convention

Educational Breakout Sessions

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Plenary Session

Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN

Application of the Nurse Within Model

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